Seventy years later and half-a-world-away, Elmer DeLucia is still kept awake at night by his memories of the D-Day Invasion.
“I haven’t slept too well the last couple of weeks,” DeLucia said. “I’ve been thinking about the guys.”
On June 6, 1944, DeLucia and 73,000 of his fellow U.S. service men stormed the beach at Normandy, France in a full frontal assault on Hitler’s entrenched German forces. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the invasion which left an estimated 4,400 Allied troops dead, including 2,500 Americans.